News Release 18-035
View and vote on more than 200 science and engineering videos
2018 STEM for All video showcase seeks to transform educational landscape
May 18, 2018
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More than 29,143 people from 142 countries have already viewed, voted or commented on their favorite videos in the week-long, National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase, and there's still time to participate.
The STEM for All showcase is an annual online event that features three-minute video presentations from federally funded projects aimed at improving science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and computer science education.
Until May 21st at 8 p.m. EDT, visitors to the STEM for All Video Showcase are invited to post to the online discussions related to each of the 214 videos. Visitors are also encouraged to vote for Public Choice award by selecting those videos that they think are most creative and meritorious.
To cast a vote, visitors can choose to tweet, share on Facebook or fill out an email ballot on the site. The Public Choice vote serves to spread word of the event through social media and spotlight NSF-funded work to a broad public audience.
The public, federally funded researchers, practitioners of science and engineering, administrators, policymakers, and industry personnel are encouraged to participate over the event's seven days.
This year's three-minute presentations feature innovative projects supported by NSF and six other federal agencies. Featured projects follow these themes:
- Partnerships that advance education
- Broadening participation and access to high quality STEM experiences
- Innovative practices transforming education
- Research informing STEM learning and teaching
The showcase, called "Transforming the Educational Landscape," features 186 NSF-funded projects, with nearly 150 projects supported by NSF’s Education and Human Resources Directorate.
Visitors to the showcase website can filter video presentations by grade level (kindergarten through graduate school) or by the submitting researcher's organization, state, topic and more.
Bobbie Mixon, NSF, (703) 292-8485, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. National Science Foundation propels the nation forward by advancing fundamental research in all fields of science and engineering. NSF supports research and people by providing facilities, instruments and funding to support their ingenuity and sustain the U.S. as a global leader in research and innovation. With a fiscal year 2021 budget of $8.5 billion, NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 40,000 competitive proposals and makes about 11,000 new awards. Those awards include support for cooperative research with industry, Arctic and Antarctic research and operations, and U.S. participation in international scientific efforts.